Reports

Dealing with the spiraling incidence of knife crime

Almost 100 people, mainly young men, have been fatally stabbed in London since the start of the year. The overall number of knife offences in the capital rose by more than 20% last year to 14,680. Knife crime against young victims across England and Wales has surged …

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Challenges in paediatric urology and nephrology

Friday 23rd February marked the next instalment in the 2017-18 RSM Urology Section calendar with a day devoted to ‘Challenges in paediatric urology and nephrology’. President, Mr Roland Morley, and his Honorary Secretary, Sri Sripasad, had prepared a day that included a wide range of …

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Choice at the End of Life

“Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass. He hates him
That would, upon the rack of this tough world
Stretch him out longer”
William Shakespeare: King Lear
A hornet’s nest?
It’s always nice when a major journal like the BMJ decides to give coverage …

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Patient Safety and the Law of Gross Negligence

Introduction
The safety of patients depends on recognition of an error when it occurs, and concerted efforts to prevent its recurrence. The recent highly publicised prosecutions of healthcare professionals for gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) has increased fears that they will make patients less safe by eroding …

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RSM Urology Section Winter Convention, 2018

This years Winter Convention of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Urology Section was a meeting not to forget. This time we were surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Corvara, Badia in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. President Roland Morley and Honorary Secretary Sri Sripasad …

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Seven TUF cycling challenges

Last November we successfully completed our 7th fundraising cycling challenge for The Urology Foundation (TUF) in Vietnam and Cambodia. Looking back over all seven adventures undertaken over nine years my main emotion is profound relief that none of my accompanying fellow riders has sustained any …

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River Plate meeting: first collaboration between urologists from Argentina, Uruguay and the UK

The RSM-River Plate Meeting on the 24th October 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina was the first of a new collaboration between Urologists from Argentina, Uruguay and the United Kingdom. It was the brainchild of British/Argentinian Urologist Mr Tom Rosenbaum and Professor Peter Thompson, both on …

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The response of the emergency services to the London and Manchester terror attacks: lessons to be learned

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London resulted in a tsunami of severe casualties which were distributed to a number of accident and emergency departments in those two major cities. The manner in which the individuals involved were transported, received and dealt with acutely …

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Men’s Health Conference

The reduced life expectancy of men compared with women is an issue of some considerable importance. Not only do men die earlier on average than women, there is also a preponderance among men of premature death, with profound resultant economic implications for the whole family.

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Patient Safety, Litigation, and Gross Negligence Manslaughter

An all-day meeting was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Friday 21st April entitled “Patient Safety, Litigation, and Gross Negligence Manslaughter”
The meeting commenced with a double act entitled “The Tsunami of Litigation: Why Doctors Get Sued”. Cousins James Badenoch QC and David Badenoch …

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